What to Invest in This Season

What to Invest in This Season

Spring is in sight (we promise), and so is your new wardrobe. Here’s a sneak peak at the pieces you need on your wishlist for SS18…

There’s no need to shy away as this season is all about personality! Drama and lots of lovely details are the talking points of all those need-to-wear-now pieces. From embroidery to florals, here are the trends that you’ll be wearing (and loving) this season…

A Prairie Tale

If there’s one trend you need to be wearing, it’s Prairie. Taking notes from the cult classic Little House On The Prairie, this SS18 you’ll discover an undeniable bohemian influence. Putting a Western-inspired spin on all things girly, these key pieces will slot into your wardrobe with ease.

Whether you’re wearing a floaty prairie dress or teaming the boho top with your favourite jeans, the prairie look is just the thing for spring. From embroidery and cutwork to ruffles, shirring, bows and ties, it’s all in the details. More is definitely more.

What to Invest in This Season
Zig Zag Boho Top £26, White Broderie Bardot £14, White Jeans £22

Embroidery & Cutwork

While there’s plenty of embroidery throughout the prairie trend, it’s definitely a new-season trend in its own right. The perfect way to introduce a dose of femininity into your outfits, this delicate detail adds something fresh to an everyday look.

It’s a no-brainer that folky embroidered blouses will be on constant wardrobe rotation, but don’t forget the more delicate and detailed floral pieces for occasionwear. Look to broderie and cutwork for a little vintage influence – with its peek-a-boo eyelets and scalloped hems, you’re sure to look as pretty as a picnic!

Yellow Bardot Top £20, Embroidered Jeans £38

The Shirt

Crisp, cool and effortlessly chic, shirts are more than just a workwear staple and the runway has proven that the button-up is a must-have whatever the occasion. Elevate a classic shirt by layering up with blogger-approved pieces, like the trench coat, to give any look that fashionista twist. Go one step further and try styling your shirt belted, half-tucked and even off-the-shoulder.

The white shirt is a definite style staple, but expand your shirting this SS18 with a pastel palette or Western-inspired gingham checks. Ruffles are still on our radar, so add feminine frills to offset the timeless silhouette – you just can’t go wrong!

What to Invest in This Season
Silk Floral Shirt Coming Soon

The Printed Trouser

Statement separates create an incredible capsule wardrobe with endless outfit opportunities. The perfect piece to take you from now into spring and beyond is a chic trouser that looks just as a good with lightweight knits as it does with off-the-shoulder tops in better weather.

Whether you opt for a casual jogger silhouette or elevate your workwear in smart tailored styles, adding a print is the easiest way to update your look now. Choose from a bold or ditsy floral designs, or sportier styles with on-trend side-stripes.

What to Invest in This Season
White Sleeveless Shirt £18, Floral Printed Trousers £24

The Maxi Dress

If there’s one dress that’s a forever favourite in your spring/summer wardrobe, it’s the maxi. A warm-weather fail-safe, the maxi dress is back at it once again for 2018. Turn up those romantic vibes and opt for maxis to showcase an array of desirable on-trend prints.

Wondering what to wear for occasion season? The maxi dress is the go-to for all of your upcoming events. A return to glamour was seen all across the runways, so make your entrance count with dresses in sensationally bright hues. We promise they’ll give maxi-imum impact…

What to Invest in This Season
Floral Maxi Dress £48

Floral Prints

From delicate to dramatic, there’s no denying that florals are now a wardrobe essential. Take it from us, a good print can really make your outfit flourish! Keep it on-trend with lots of pretty florals, but why not take a chance too with eye-catching designs? Head towards bright tropical prints as primary colours are in.

And if there’s just one printed item in your wardrobe this season, it has to be the trouser. Combining a pair of tailored trousers with fun florals is a refreshing and modern take on smart-casual. By teaming with another SS18 must-have, the shirt, it becomes an effortless way to don statement florals.

What to Invest In This Season
Floral Cold Shoulder £26

Hint of Sport

It’s time to step up your wardrobe with sportswear. Easier than you think, there’s no need to bring out the gym kit! When it comes to this sporty trend, it’s more brunch than barre… Offering a contrast to SS18’s prairie trend, key details such as jersey ribbing and side stripes add much needed relief to the femininity of the season.

Not only for the weekend, subtle sportswear works just as well at your 9-5. Think layered separates with relaxed fits – a comfortable yet chic appearance is the name of the game. Win at sports-luxe and ditch your trainers in favour of high-heeled sandals.

What to Invest in This Season
Striped T-Shirt £16, ‘Paradise’ T-Shirt £14

The Jumpsuit

You’ll fall in love all over again with the jumpsuit. A striking statement piece which is as versatile as it is comfortable – win/win. From casual styles that look amazing paired with trainers and a denim jacket or sandals, to statement occasion jumpsuits that look just as stylish as your favourite maxi dresses.

Gone are the days of jumpsuits solely being for those blessed with supermodel height. If you’re looking to cheat longer legs, try wide-leg styles or a tie at the waist. The jumpsuit really is the one that looks good on every shape and size.

What to Invest in This Season
Floral Jumpsuit £39

The New Shoe Silhouettes

Shoe trends are looking to lower heel heights which is fantastic news for all of us who need something that can see us through busy days. Our love for mules has been growing and spring is the perfect time to invest. From bow-fronted flats in pretty pastel shades to perfectly pointed kitten-heel mules, simply slip on and go.

Bored of sky-high stilettos? The ladylike kitten heel is here to stay. In courts, mules and sandals, it gives any shoe an easy-to-wear, but on-trend spin.

What to Invest in This Season
Bow Front Mules £18

Are you ready for SS18? Refresh your spring/summer wardrobe and discover our New In clothing… We would love to know what your favourite new season trend is – let us know in the comments below…

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